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DELICATESSEN - 3 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1991 UGC, Constellation, and Hachette Productions
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Louison - New handyman who used to be a circus clown.
  • Julie Clapet - The butcher's daughter, she falls in love with Louison.
  • Clapet - The butcher, a fairly ugly man inside and out who hires handymen then kills them. He does not survive this movie.
  • The Mailman - Crazy dude who delivers the mail, hates Trogs, and wants Julie. Pistol explodes in his face.
  • Plusse - Fairly pretty girl who pays for her meat by taking care of the butcher's sausage.
  • Aurore and Georges - Rich couple, she is always trying to commit suicide in neat and inventive ways. Blown up.
  • Roger and Robert - Two guys who make moo toys, Robert is in love with Aurore.
  • The Tapiocas - Poor family, mother, father, two kids and the grandmother. Grandma is chopped up to pay the rent one month.
  • Frog Man - This dude who lives in his flooded apartment. Flooded to raise snails and frogs for dinner!
  • Troglos - Guys who live in the sewers. They have a very organized society and steal grain when possible. Kind of a French Underground thing.

Buy It!

The Plot: 

Terrific fun even if you don't like subtitles! (The movie is in French with English subtitles - American release of course.)

A butcher hires handymen then chops them up for sale as meat! In walks Louison, retired clown and all around nice guy who soon wins Julie's heart. She can't bear to see him eaten by the tenants so a quick trip into the sewers is in order. There she hammers out a deal with the Troglos to save her lover. In the end all heck breaks loose with Julie, Troglos, and Louison trying to avoid the maniac residents!

You're going to have to see this one, from all of Aurore's crazy suicide schemes to the scene where everyone in the building can hear Clapet banging Plusse - and take up the rhythm! A work of pure genius.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • In France a cab ride costs one pair of shoes.
  • Lighting can make a normally ugly person even uglier.
  • Tie cans to your grandmother in case she gets lost.
  • French postmen are just as violent as ours. (For fellow Americans.)
  • If you wear glasses use them when pouring hot tea.
  • The voices in your head are capable of calling someone a "panty-biter" or "ass-wipe."
  • Pipes are a underutilized communication medium.
  • Women do not get mad when a strange man tells them their bed has "seen alot of use."
  • Slapping your daughter does not improve family relations.
  • Hacking at a door with meat cleavers and such makes convincing the occupants to come out difficult.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 9 mins - What is this guy wearing? Refuse? Now he is hiding in a trash can?
  • 28 mins - Mailman dude just spit and broke glass?
  • 29 mins - What is he doing with that condom and why is it spotted?
  • 37 mins - A Chello accompanied by a musical saw?
  • 47 mins - Aurore is going to commit suicide by the doorbell ringing and making the sewing machine run, which will pull the lamp sitting on the fabric into the bathtub with her...
  • 51 mins - Oh good a rat call.
  • 65 mins - Another suicide scheme, this one involves a candle being floated to a rope suspending the sewing machine over her head.
  • 75 mins - Now we have the gas oven on (spewing gas), a lethal dose of pills, a noose around her neck, and a rifle pointed at her head with the trigger attached to the door by string.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note delicatessen1.wav A good moo toy.
Green Music Note delicatessen2.wav A bad moo toy.
Green Music Note delicatessen3.wav Julie's chello and Louison's musical saw.
Green Music Note delicatessen4.wav The rat call.

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The rhythmic sex scene in all its strange beauty.

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Re: Delicatessen
Reply #33. Posted on May 01, 2008, 01:14:02 PM by Gary Atlass
Too bad Jean Pierre Jeunet ended up doing crappy movies like Amélie  Hatred... This goes for Marc Caro (go see Dante 01 if you don't believe me)
Re: Delicatessen (your questions answered)
Reply #34. Posted on August 05, 2008, 12:13:49 PM by ANON
Green Dot   9 mins - He is trying to escape from being chopped up and eaten, and believes hiding in the dustbin means he will be able to escape unnoticed - in the rubbish.
Green Dot   28 mins - He spat ever so forcefully... and it's an abstract film so it doesn't HAVE to make sense
Green Dot   29 mins - The dark spots are clearly patches from a puncture-repair kit, it's a hilarious symbol of their poverty. Not that poverty is hilarious... just repairing the punctures on a comdom IS hilarious.
Green Dot   37 mins - yes, a Cello accompanied by a musical saw.. what's wrong with that?
Green Dot   47 mins - Aurore has a wonderfully creative mind for a suicidal depressive.
Green Dot   51 mins - It was mentioned earlier in the film that nothing was growing, I am coming to the conclusion that the earth is not longer fertile and vegetables don't grow any more? which is why dried beans and pulses are used as money - because they are the only non-meat food source left. (besides the luxuries of biscuits and cheese...) I am then moving to a conclusion about the rat-call, seeing as it is impossible to farm animals, there are no vegetables to feed them, you have to eat what is available, one of those food sources being rats. A rat call will call rats, which you can kill - and eat. Failing that, kill the handyman, chop him up and sell him in a delicatessen.
Green Dot   65 mins - Again, Aurore and her wonderful mind. I love things like this, booby traps and complictaed domino-effect mechanisms.
Green Dot   75 mins - Now we have the gas oven on (spewing gas), a lethal dose of pills, a noose around her neck, and a rifle pointed at her head with the trigger attached to the door by string. (Just in case one of them fails....)

Also - I really love this film because of the techniques used and the overall effect, it's wonderful and so so so french, to a point of being ridiculously french (I think that was the idea... over-exaggerating a stereotypical image) I've heard the writers/directors are actually animators, and I would believe it, I just LOVE this film... :D
Re: Delicatessen
Reply #35. Posted on August 09, 2008, 06:54:57 PM by MacDeath
Hi, being french, I must tell you that this movie is a Cult Movie in France.

Why ?

--Because it is one of the rare post-apokaliptic / (retro-)Futuristic movie produced in France (we don't do science fiction often indeed...).
--Because of the global estetic (a kind of 50's France...).
--Because of the cartoonish flavour (the missed suicide don't have to be credible...)
--Because of J-P Jeunet and Caro...And J-C Dreyfus (the butcher)

All that said, I thibk in USA, you should really try to get your foreign movies over dubbed instead of only subtitled.

Of course, you miss the natural sound, and most of time, dialogues are not really accurate. But at least it allow the movie to reach a greater audiance.

But as USA seems to need such a "protection" from foreigner cinema...

In France, every foreign movies are over-dubbed..
And if you get the DVD, well you can always switch to Original Version with subtitle...
Re: Delicatessen
Reply #36. Posted on May 10, 2009, 09:30:12 AM by Doc Daneeka
Gunny, I think I've got a different version than you do. It seems to me like the color filter is a LOT more apparent on my disk than in the screenshots you put up...

I, like others here think the movie is brilliant, but I do see the reasoning in it being here. I showed it to my girlfriend, and she simply could not stop her jaw form dropping every 30 seconds X)
Re: Delicatessen
Reply #37. Posted on May 10, 2009, 09:46:28 AM by Andrew
Gunny, I think I've got a different version than you do. It seems to me like the color filter is a LOT more apparent on my disk than in the screenshots you put up...

Most likely a different version.  I believe that the review was done from a VHS tape.  If not, it's from the laserdisc. 
Re: Delicatessen
Reply #38. Posted on September 26, 2009, 05:18:51 PM by MEADHBHE
Can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post the full "rythym scene" from Delicatessen - you've only got 29 secs of it! I want to send it to my friends who haven't seen this terrific movie yet
Thanks!!
Meadhhe   
Re: Delicatessen
Reply #39. Posted on September 26, 2009, 05:20:04 PM by Andrew
Can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post the full "rythym scene" from Delicatessen - you've only got 29 secs of it! I want to send it to my friends who haven't seen this terrific movie yet
Thanks!!
Meadhhe   

I am afraid that I cannot provide requests like this.
Re: Delicatessen
Reply #40. Posted on September 27, 2009, 01:44:06 AM by Rev. Powell
Can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post the full "rythym scene" from Delicatessen - you've only got 29 secs of it! I want to send it to my friends who haven't seen this terrific movie yet
Thanks!!
Meadhhe   

Ahem... youtube.  The full scene was used as the original American theatrical trailer. 
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